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at the center of the phone hacking scandal in great britain. rupert murdoch's news corp will be called on to withdraw its bid for british broadcaster b sky b. >> i think there's something like 3,870 names and first and second names in the database. >> we were unable to spread the inquiry further with news international because of their refusal to cooperate more broadly. >> murdoch is scheduled to testify to parliament next tuesday. he shut down his tabloid, the "news of the world" last week amid allegations it hacked people's cell phones, seeking information for stories that would then appear in the paper. >>> today congress will discuss new rules for phone companies that would block extra fees from being tacked on to your monthly bill. it's called phone cramming. it's been targeting land line users for years. now, though, it's affecting cell phone users as well. the practice adds fees for services phone users never agreed to nor authorized or it cost americans millions every year. the fcc wants to require phone companies to tell customers how to block the charges and require them to s
. he'll make no attempt to acquire another big media company in britain, but he is now in the running to be america's next top target of an investigation. >>> time for tonight's rewrite. as president obama continues to run rings around republicans, he got an important assist today from senate majority leader harry reid. the president has gotten republicans to abandon all hope of getting a massive spending cut package by insisting it include a much smaller package of tax revenue increases. not tax rate increases, the president's demand is simply that republicans support closing agree -- tax loop holes, get away with murder, legal tax murder, but the republicans consider closing loop holes, even the ones being stretched far beyond their intended scope to be exactly the same thing as raising income tax rates, which, of course, to any sane mind, it isn't. today in the senate, harry reid made income tax rates the issue, specifically one rate, just the top income tax rate, and why there should be a new top income tax bracket for people with incomes over a million dollars. reid brought this
? what do you think? >> absolutely. rupert murdoch flew the opposition in britain in a corporate jet to australia to attend an event, and shortly after that tony blair became prime minister. he gets himself invited to parties, and he plays all sides of the game here. you know, "the new york post" went after bill clinton vociferously but in 2006 when hillary clinton ran for re-election she had a fund-raiser hosted by rupert murdoch. >> do you think the republicans will get rid of the loopholes? they sound the alarm we're unfair and 35% of the corporate tax should be dropped to 25%. >> that $4.8 billion that we as taxpayers turned over to rupert murdoch's company, we're out borrowing money and paying interest on it to give money to his company. so companies want this. it's free capital to them taken from the taxpayers, and look at muir dors murdoch's newspapers constantly promoting. we can't afford to provide nutrition for children and college education for isn't that right and ambitious young people and can't afford mid care sxaul the other programs. how come there's no mention that p
's another royal wedding that is all the buzz in great britain. we're going to take a look at the hooplah surrounding today's nuptials. >>> there are deadly creatures from the sea, and they are kill nerz the tv ratings. we'll see why shark week has become one of television's most watched series. do stick around to watch us here on msnbc saturday. that my daugs part fish. but when she got asthma, all i could do was worry ! specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. i was told to begin my aspirin regimen. i just didn't listen until i almost lost my life. my doctor's again ordered me to take aspirin. and i do. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ mike ] listen to the doct
world. currently britain the biggest sunday publication. the end of that is no loss to humanity. >>> stateside, tim plenty goes gaga. with bloggers in iowa i. have a question for you guys. are you ready? >> we're ready. >> what's your favorite lady gaga song? >> that's easy. >> "glory ". >> "glory." >> "paparazzi ". >> in terms of the beat, i like "bad romance ". i got to say, even though she's a little unusual, "born this way" -- she's actually talented. go to the end of the lady gaga hbo special and watch her sing a cappella, "born this way" she can definitely sing. she's talented. if you had to limit your choices to just conservatives we wouldn't have a lot of choices. >> wow. republican politician. any politician that knows the phrase a cappella impresses me. i call him good & plenty. sounds like a person speaking, not a staffer's idea for a politician to say which he often sounds like. >>> now to the big numbers. president obama, a man of his words. the questions at yesterday's town hall limited to 140 characters each, how many did the president use per each, per answer to
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britain. two more of publisher rupert murdoch's newspapers have been drawn into the scandal and there's another high profile victim. former prime minister gordon brown was hacked, his phone, while he was in office. back in 2006, a woman nailed rebecca brooks was the editor of the sun newspaper. she contacted the prime minister and his wife sarah. brooks said she knew that their newborn son had just been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and she was going to publish the story. he called her on that moment with the bbc today. >> your son is now going to be broadcast across the media. sarah and i were incredibly upset about it, we're thinking about his long term future, our family. >> in the meantime, a third murdoch newspaper the sunday times is accused of illegally obtaining gordon brown's financial details. and the editor of the sun rebecca brooks eventually went on to run the newspaper that has been at the center of the scandal as it began. and that is the news of the world. >>> this afternoon, president obama awarded the medal of honor to one of the army's elite rangers, sergeant first
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at the pentagon, thank you. >>> a libyan opposition official in britain says any proposal aimed at allowing muammar qaddafi to day this libya after stepping down is unworkable. hundreds of libyan rebels have launched an offensive against government forces in the west. a rebel spokesman says she seized two towns and advanced on others. and late today we learned the head of the libyan rebels armed forces and two of his aides were killed by gunmen, according to a rebel official. >>> back here at home, the obama administration has been negotiating with environmentalists and automakers on an enormous increase in fuel efficiency standards. the president plans to make an announcement friday. chief washington correspondent jim angle reports on the negotiations that have led to it. >> president obama was hoping to get automakers to agree to almost double mileage standards, aiming for another moment like this one in the rose garden in 2009 which raised them to 29.7 miles for model year 2012, but this time the white house wanted much more. >> floating ideas to increase this fuel efficiency standard to
. >>> hundreds of thousands of public employees staged a one-day strike in great britain protesting conservative led governments austerity plans. schools were the hardest hit with 11,000 partially or completely closed. 19 people were killed during a two-day military surge by syrian forces trying to keep residents from fleeing to turkey where 10,000 have gone during a government crackdown on the political opposition. >> at home, the man in charge of america's military went out with a flourish. molly henneberg reports on the final day for defense secretary robert gates. >> after working in the federal government four decades. including c.i.a. director and first defense secretary to serve both a republican and democratic president, robert gates was praised by the commander in chief. >> a humble american patriot, a man of common sense and decency. simply one out of are nation's finest public servants. >> then president obama presented gates with the nation's highest civilian honor, the presidential medal of freedom. >> i'm deeply honored and moved by your presentation of this award. it is a big surp
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when you do. and try 3d white toothpaste and rinse. >>> leaders of all main three parties in britain are meeting this evening to discuss the scandal that put rupert murdoch's media empire. mr. murdoch and his top lieutenants son james murdoch and rebecca brooks have been summoned to parliament to be questioned by mps who are furious of the allegations of phone hacking and the payment of police officers for confidential information. but now, they are not the only ones being investigated. two current and two former metropolitan police officers including andy hayman, a terrorist analysis for msnbc news who i spoke to at the royal wedding were investigated for wrongdoing in a criminal investigation six years ago. with the latest on the escalating scandal, i'm joined by stephanie gosk in london. stephanie, "international news" has not confirmed that mr. brooks and mr. murdoch will not attend the inquiry, and why would they go? >> well, they are not compelled legally to go, and it is not going to be pleasant experience for them. they have serious questions they will have to face, and there
rupert murdoch is facing stiff opposition in britain to his bid to take over a satellite broadcasting company. in the wake of the news ever the world phone hacking scandal and former british prime minister gordon brown is acuing two newspapers of -- is accusing two newspapers of obtaining personal information about his family. the sun learned his child has cystic fibrosis, information he claims they could never have obtained legally. meanwhile, a parliament panel grilled a senior london police officer on why he did not investigate phone hacking allegations at the news of the world years earlier. >> i had no idea. i had no idea. as far as i am concerned from july 2009, this affected two people. this affected a rogue reporter. that is what we honestly believe to be the case. >> rupert murdoch, chairman of news corps is in the process of trying to take full control of british sky broadcasting but the british government is calling for murdoch to shelf his efforts until the investigation is complete. news corps is the parent company of fox 5. >>> also m
. in fact, he worked for 12 years in various titles of news international, working also in great britain. that included being the -- heading up the publications, including the times, the sunday times, the sun, the news of the world that we've been hearing so much about. so very important here, he served as chairman and chief executive of fox television stations. so we don't know much more about this, other than the fact that right now on the website for "the wall street journal," they are reporting that he is to resign today. and again, this comes on the heels of the resignation of -- i'm sorry, in great britain, of course. >> yeah, the ceo rebecca brooks. rebecca brooks. >> exactly. brooks, thank you very much, who stepped down with a resignation letter, saying that she denies that she was aware of anything that led up to the hacking scandal in the uk, but did step down. but she's a protege of rupert murdoch for many, many years. second bombshell today. also on the heels of the news corporation saying that tomorrow in great britain, it is showing a kbig banner add. this could be one mor
sky television in britain which is controlled by news corp, so those two entities are very important to have the image of impartiality and so far they've done well on that. >> rupert murdoch has given one exclusive international at this point to his own paper "wall street journal." does he need to expand that, does he need to go to someone that's seen as a more impartial paper to tell his story to get this out of the way for him in. >> you're almost asking me to be a crisis consultant and mon what rupert murdoch needs to do but clearly giving an international to "wall street journal" is the safest thing he could do at this point and i don't think people took it as seriously as they might have say if he had gone to "new york times" or "the guardian" which has done excellent coverage in britain. >> he goes to british parliament on tuesday. will he be contrite? what tone will he set? >> yes, this is his contrition tour so he will be contrite, responsive as possible, given his legal exposure, and it will be a whole new rupert murdoch, one that we haven't seen ever, because he's trying to
on the part of his enemies to tear down the entire murdock empire in britain and the united states. this is going to go a long way. >> did he give them the rope to do that? >> i don't know if he did. somebody did a lot of things wrong. evil was done, but there are people who seize upon those acts who have other agendas and other games. >> willie, it's expanding fast. 4,000 people hacked. >> it's a matter of time before the investigation here starts. senator rockefeller is going to look into it. he's going to look under a lot of stones that may cause scurrying here in the states. >> no doubt. >>> new democratic fund raising numbers released. it's one of the top stories. also ahead, we are going to talk with dr. brzezinski and governor john. bill. >>> yesterday was the hottest day of the summer in many locations. as a whole, the hottest day. it was 102 in st. louis yesterday. 97 in d.c. roll lie hit 100. some of the cooler air is working its way in. it's less humid. it's not going to be that chilly, just less humid. the exceptions from oklahoma city to dallas, memphis to atlanta thro
scandal in britain is spreading to the united states. >>> and the republican reaction to the president's comments in an interview with scott pelley. , >>> well, the situation seems to look worse by the day for media mogul rupert murdoch and the phone hacking scandal in britain. this morning, new pressure for him to drop his plans to buy a broadcasting company and push for judicial inquiry into the hacking controversy. we'll go to london for the latest in a bit. first we welcome you back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge in new york with erica hill. >> the language is becoming more clear, perhaps more concrete for the rest of us, during the ongoing debates in washington. first the president says millions of dollars in benefits may not go out next month and the threat of national default. many see this as a game of political chicken. many americans are growing weary of the game. cbs news evening anchor scott pelley sat down for a one on one with president obama tuesday. he joins us with more from washington. good morning again. >> although it appears democrats and republicans come to
of possible victims involved in that hacking scandal in britain could be in the thousands. this morning one celebrity who says he was a target, hugh grant, speaks out in a live interview. >>> and we need a bigger boat. a huge 18-foot-long saltwater crocodile leaps out of the river to the delight and terror of tourists. and the photographer who took the picture says it's no croc d the picture says it's no croc d day. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. boy, the gloves are off in washington. the move could be more today because the president and top congressional leaders are going to go back to the negotiating table yet again. >> that's right. the republicans were not at all happy with the president's comment on tuesday. now senator mitch mcconnell has offered that last chance option. we're going to tell you what he is offering straight ahead. >>> also this morning matt, it was a deadly crash that made national headlines. a woman who police say was drunk and high killed herself, her daught
or counting calories based off of your blood type. interesting stuff. >> also have details on britain's second royal wedding in the last few weeks taking place this morning. i didn't know that until this morning in the second royal wedding. did you? >> second round listen i'm always on it. everything london it consumes me. we've also been consumed on a more serious note by a week of very good news for amanda knox and her family. knox in seattle is serving 26 years in italian prison for murder. she believes she is one step closer to murder. dna experts say crucial pieces of evidence were mishandled. this morning prosecutors get a chance to poke holes in testimony. nick piza correspondent for "the daily news" in london is in perugia, italy. good morning to you. >> reporter: a bit of a slow start because the prosecutors in the defense were arguing over the best way how to take hold of the independent report from the two experts we heard earlier this week. amanda knox is in court again as the 24-year-old american continues to appeal her conviction for murder. today is the prosecution's turn to exa
been serious allegations raised in that regard in great britain and there are -- there's an ongoing investigation as is appropriate, there have been members of congress and the united states who have asked us to investigate those same allegations and we are progressing in that regard using the appropriate federal law enforcement agencies in the united states. >> so again, people are saying, too, we shouldn't jump top conclusions. they're looking at one report to see whether these allegations are true. >> i was going to ask you, have there been any details, you talk about 9/11 and phone hacking and people go crazy, have there been any details about what they're talking about? >> there really aren't many details other than this report that was in the british tabloid that, in fact, a former cop, who worked as a private investigator, was asked to hack into the records of 9/11 voice mails and phone records and you all -- we all remember that after 9/11, we heard that, in fact, some of these recordings were made public, but by family members themselves. did other -- did hacking happen as
, and as the former prime minister in britain said, it's the rats coming up out the sewer, and that's about as strong a statement you get from a politician. it's important for us to understand what a pervasive effect one man controlling so much media has had on our lives here in the united states. day after day whether it was their cheerleading for the iraq war or being the communications arm of the tea party, this has had and continues to have a profound effect on our lives each and every day. >> well, the he heditorial toda the "wall street journal" obviously defending the action of murdoch. also fox and friends defended the parent company. listen to how they played it out this morning. >> the company has come forward and said, look, this happened a long time ago at a tabloid in london. somebody did something really bad, and the company reacted. they close that newspaper. all those people got fired, even though 99% of them absolutely had nothing to do with it. >> if i'm not mistaken, murdoch, has apologized but for some reason the media goes over this again and again. >> the piling on. >> is it pil
the british prime minister's information, the royal family, victims of crimes in great britain and others attempting to do the same thing with an investigator here in the united states. i see a member of parliament speak to that as well. and i see scotland yard having an investigation of over 5,000 names and several thousand phone numbers. that adds up to me to sufficient enough concern to protect the families of 9/11 and make sure that either this was not true, in which case they can have that sense of security, that their messages from those loved ones on their final days does not in any way revealed. or if it is true, that it should be prosecuted in the united states because access to phone record, unauthorized access to them is punishable under federal law. >> senator jay rockefeller says my bet is we'll find criminal stuff here. you share that view? >> well, i don't want to jump to conclusions, john, but i do want a vigorous review. i see there are some published reports that the fbi is in fact pursuing a review to determine whether a full investigation is necessary. i welcome that.
full, multiple investigations in great britain for allegedly bribery and phone hacking. the u.s. justice department and the fbi are examining whether the company broke laws in the united states. michael isikoff has been looking in to this. what do you know? what's the status of these probes? >> well, you know, the heat is turning up a bit. there's a report this morning that the -- the federal prosecutors are preparing subpoenas to news corp. on the phone hacking allegations. we also reported last night that the feds are interested in a prior act of computer hacking alleged against a major news corp. subsidiary, news america marketing, which was accused in a court case of hacking on repeated occasions into the computers of one of its compoters thcompote e competitors that led to an out-of-court settlement. there's a report today that news corp. has hired the former top prosecutor at the justice department in charge of foreign corrupt practices act. that's because one of the avenues of investigation is were those bribes paid to scotland yard officers by "news of the world" a vio
britain. the phone hacking scandal there has now claimed one business casualty. rupert murdoch's news corporation has dropped its multibillion dollar bid to gain full control of british sky broadcasting group. lawmakers were hours way from voting in parliament to force murdoch's hand in that. it's unclear if the vote will go on in. a statement deputy chair chase carrie said we believe that the proposed acquisition would benefit both companies, but it has become clear that it is too difficult to progress in this climate. we have the latest from london. that was a big concern for rupert murdoch. what happens now? >> well, it's going to be difficult for them. and really the interesting thing about that statement is the acknowledgement that it was the climate. this vote that was going to happen today was symbolic in nature. it was really going to be a slp on the wrist. it wasn't legally binding. what it was was a demonstration that there is little to no political support for rupert murdoch in this country because there is so much anger at news corporation and news international that owns
your perspective. we haven't seen this. >> i can't imagine this happening in britain. because if they tried this stunt on the british public they'd be drummed out of parliament. it seems there are two worlds here, the politicians down on this hill who are just squabbling as they normally do without any sense of the mounting outrage. >> yeah. and the -- i don't think anybody is going to come out of this looking very good. all these arguments who this benefits, the republicans or democrats. all of them come out looking pretty poor. we're going to continue the breaking news coverage you're been doing piers on 360 tonight. all the last-minute debt drama happening on capitol hill. democrats in the senate speak a short time ago, publicly calling for negotiations and compromise, political posturing in full effect as it has been. a full team in washington tonight. john king, gloria borger, jessica yellin working their sources. alley bell is here to talk money. the economic fallout already costing you money. also the raw politics of how a deal could get done. fascinating conversation w
corp. is at the center of the scandal related to alleged phone hacking in britain. "the post's" editor says the documents are being preserved, quote, in light of what has gone on in london at "news of the world." >>> well, also, we are having open tryouts right here on cnn for a new meteorologist. take a look. how do you think this guy's going to do? fabio's fabulous weather report is coming your way. it's eight past the hour. stay with me. i remember the days before copd. my son and i never missed opening day. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better, and that means... game on! symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high bloo
. siemens. answers. >>> another blockbuster headline today in great britain's tabloid hacking scandal. the media barren rupert murdoch and his top deputies summoned before parliament next week. today a top police official said that it's highly possible that officials sold secrets to murdoch's newspapers. >> reporter: the multifaceted phone hacking scandal is suddenly focused on current and former police officers at london's scotland yard. called before plig politicians answer accusations of systemic incompetence and their answers are telling. >> we know that, there always will be. >> reporter: so who did take bribes? among those questioned, former police officer andy hayman who now writes for "news international." ironic that he led a criticized investigation against the company for phone hacking in 2006. >> while a police officer, did you ever receive payment from any news -- >> good god! absolutely not. i can't believe you suggested that. >> lots of people -- >> come on. absolutely no way. i can say to you -- >> mr. hayman -- >> no, come on, chairman, that's not fair. >> the police
. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the phone- hacking scandal in britain threatened to spread to the u.s. today. it was widely reported that the f.b.i. is investigating whether a rupert murdoch tabloid in london tried to access voicemails of 9/11 victims. and murdoch defended his handling of the scandal, speaking to "the wall street journal," which he also owns. he said he's just getting annoyed at all the criticism of his company. a federal judge in washington has declared a mistrial just two days into the perjury trial of baseball great roger clemens. the judge acted after prosecutors showed the jury some evidence that had already been disallowed. clemens is accused of lying to congress when he said he never used steroids. he had nothing to say as he left the courthouse. the judge set a september hearing to decide on holding a new trial. a suicide bomber in afghanistan killed five people today at a memorial service for ahmed wali karzai-- half-brother of the afghan president. the bomber blew himself up at a kandahar mosque where the service was under way. president karzai wa
, the media and the government politicians. that's the key in britain today. it's long been a thorn in the side of the british way of life, this cozy relationship between the power institutions. if this comes to a halt, that would be something. but not many people are betting on it, chuck. >> martin fletcher in london with the latest on this. let's see what happens with brew pert a rupert and where he turns up here in the united states, if he goes public at all. >>> we've heard that faith can move mountains. but can it move voters in this iowa it is doing just that. while faith may lead to victory in the hawkeye state, as nbc explains it, it may not lead to the republican nomination. >> reporter: for iowa republicans, you got to have faith. take michele bachmann. at an iowa church two weeks ago it was more sermon than stump speech. >> jesus is part of every part of life, including law, including politics. >> reporter: bachmann's not the only one. >> for me my faith is very important to me. it influences all that i do. >> if you believe your rights come from your creator, then it is
's news corporation in connection with the phone hacking scandal in britain. u.s. attorney general eric holder confirmed they are looking into allegations that newscorp employees tried to hack into the telephones of 9/11 victims in the united states. meanwhile, murdoch and his son james will appear before british lawmakers next week. the scandal is widening now to include accusations of eavesdropping and police bribery. murdoch shut down his tabloid "news of the world" newspaper in response to the scandal. >>> osama bin laden was apparently planning for a 9/11 anniversary attack. "the wall street journal" reports bin laden was working to assemble a team of militants. that's according to information obtained in the raid on his compound in may. officials say the plans were only in the discussion phase, and they haven't seen any signs the plot ever went beyond that. >>> 5:07 is the time right now. ahead, the embarrassing mistake ahead, the embarrassing mistake by freight rail delivered caterpillar to peoria more than 100 years ago. and they're still delivering cat machines today. you can f
power grid is ready to go down in 10 years or less. great britain is out one year or less. if that power system goes down, those systems you have built up will not be able to operate. people wl lose food. stores will lose food. restaurants will lose food. this happened in world war ii when hitler was in power. they rationed power at 3 days a week. you could not keep food in your refrigerator to last. it is my understanding it would take $1 billion to correct this problem. think of the job creation it would create. guest: great point. there are probably a lot of projects like that to be addressed. the fit thing is we have to get a pathway to balance. if we do not do that, we do not have money to do anything. your point is to have congress did into the issues, determine priorities. then let them determine the spending that needs to take place for long-term sustainability of our economy, services, and country. host: bruce cook, the tea party has increased your ideas. guest: we are bipartisan. tosuppaccept anyone who wants support this. i was at a big meeting in atlanta. a national group was
in london and britain. i hope there is, for his sake. but certainly rebecca brooks, as the one running the operation there, has a responsibility, whether or not she knew. i was trying to figure out today is she more like the g. gordon liddy in the watergate era or more like matt that harrah because of all the tentacles she has going out to the press and the powerful people. >> i'm sort of surprised that -- i want to say it's a conflicting message to people, that nothing seemed to really happen, when it was just listening to hugh grant's phone conversations. and just a little bit happened when it was actually the royal family. but it was the -- when it hit common people, regular everyday people, crime victims, that seemed to change everything. why do you think that is? >> well, i think there's a sympathy factor which is understandable when you're talking about crime victim, talking about minors, talking about soldiers who have been killed. i think that's -- that strikes a sympathetic chord in most people. also, i think we look at celebrities the way we look at powerful people in general
the a full page apology from rupert murdoch. this apology printed in every newspaper across britain today. rupert murdoch one of the most powerful men in media. he runs fox television, "the wall street journal," 20th century fox. yesterday the chief executive of doung which publishing "the wall street journal" had to resign because he worked here before moving there. all this of course began with the revelations of wrong doing by journalists live listening to people's cell phone messages. this week there have been reporters of the voice mail of 9/11 victims may have been accessed. here the prime minister is under fire because he was so close to murdoch's people. even the police were close to them despite investigating them for what may have been criminal activity. to call this is a crisis does not doth justice. >> amongst all that crisis there's murdoch's son, he issued a statement. james saying quote, the company has made mistakes. it is knoll only receiving appropriate scrutiny but is responding to unfair attacks by setting the record straight. so as we look at this, james murdoch are w
. not just do to with newspapers. there is a test in britain. if you want to have a tv broadcast license, and it's called are you a fit and proper person? and as the weeks and months go on, and the police investigations bring out the behavior of news international as it's called in the uk, then the chances are it will be seen that they are not physical and proper persons. society chance of him getting the remaining 60% of sky tv that he doesn't have, that's not going to happen. the risk is, he could lose the 40% he does have and the shareholders of news corp. are not going to be happy with that. >> andrew, absolute delight to make the acquaintance and spend a little time for you. you create a clear path forward for the business and shareholders. not one that includes the murdoch family. >> let's see if it happens. >> a pleasure. enjoy the rest>> i will. i love it. >> andrew neil. jex -- next -- >> hmm. beer. >> we know what homer likes. but what's america's favery drink? we'll tell you after the break. this is my band from the 80's, looker. hair and mascara, a lethal combo. i'm jon haber
the challenges to keep the peace in great britain as he and specifically his relationship with the murdock media empire became such a focus of attention. he was calling it a major distraction, which could not go on. of course among those ten arrests you mentioned, the latest high profile arrest was rebekah brooks, the chief of the british media holdings. she said it came as a complete surprise when she showed up at a prearranged appointment with police on sunday and was subsequently held and questioned for nine hours before being released on bail. now, in all of this, thomas, pressure continues to mount obviously on the murdock family. they're expected to appear tomorrow before the parliamentary committee and on british prime minister david cameron. he's currently in south africa today. he addressed briefly the phone hacking scandal. and in what he had to say he was clearly standing his ground. let's take a listen. >> what the government wants to do here is what i think the whole country wants to do, which is to make sure we sort out this issue, we have a proper police investigation, a proper in
mentioned and britain's parliament in summer recess until september 5. it may seem as if the drama's over here at least, but far from it. the government has widened its investigation of news international, rupert murdoch's group in the uk, to include other broadcasters and social media and also other newspapers. now prime minister cameron said police should follow every trail and they would have his complete support. one key target of the investigation here, the wider investigation is going to be the bbc. politicians have long had the bbc in their sights, saying it's too big, too powerful. sounds familiar, just like murdoch's empire. they have attacked the bbc from the left and the right. but every cloud has a silver lining here. after murdoch closed his newspaper, "news of the world," the source of his current troubles, "the sunday mirror" increased its circulation by 50%. >> martin fletcher, thanks for staying on top of it for us. >>> police find a big clue this morning in the disappearance of a missing mom from north carolina. >>> plus, the end of an era after the space shuttle "atlant
't count on five fingers the number of politicians who would stand up to rupert murdoch in britain because every single one of them was frightened of his influence. >> of course, gordon brown's little boy frazier is doing very well but it was at birth that that information came out. i want to ask you about your own child. you had an experience that was rather startling and in retrospect it does appear to have a sinister possibility. >> in 1995, i guess, i rose to a certain level of prominence because i interviewed the late princess diana. >> a lot of prominence, let me tell you. internationally. globally. >> in '96, march 16th, our third child elijah was born and she was -- in the process of being born, she swallowed some fluid and she had problems with her breathing. so she was put in a special baby care unit. two days after she was born, a nurse told us, my wife i should say is both a nurse and was a midwife at the very hospital where our daughter was born, so one of the nurses told us that two journalists from "the sun" tried to get access to the special care baby unit. now, nobody beyo
. that was shock and disturbing. it's an indication of quite the depth of anger because what's happened in britain is the public has come to realize that most of their politicians were in the hands of this man that he had enormous influence over them. that he had the power to reward some and punish others that every prime minister really over the past 25 years has felt inclined to visit him, hear what he has to say, take account of his views. and i think when all of this came out and they saw what his news empire was actually doing to ordinary members of the public, the public has erupted. that's why you saw what happened today. i think that -- i wouldn't advise him to walk down the streets in london at the moment on his own. there is a white hot feeling of anger about how families' phones have been hacked of children who are dead of servicemen whose bodies were returned to the united kingdom. whose families phones were allegedly hacked. gordon brown the former prime minister saying that the medical records for his disabled child were stolen by criminals from a london hospital. imagine, the kind o
of people in the united states and in britain watching the grilling of rupert murdoch yesterday, but when the testimony was interrupted by a protester with a cream pie, all eyes turned to the woman in pink who instantly got up and punched the protester open-handed, bam. the woman was none other than rupert murdoch's wife, wend wendi deng. >> reporter: she had her husband's back from the beginning. at times leaning forward as if willing rupert murdoch on. and when it counted, leaping forward. young, athletic, a former volleyball player in high school, aggressively protecting her 80-year-old husband from the pie-throwing attacker. >> watching him so carefully that she was the first to be able to get up and before anyone else, swat away this aggressor. >> reporter: she is rupert murdoch's glamorous chinese-born third wife, widely viewed as a huge asset to his businesses in china and in social and charitable circles here in the u.s. now she is a celebrity among celebrities, a standout even among political and business elite. 38 years younger than the media baron, she first met him when she wa
will it be, as far as i know. the scandal unfolding in great britain right now is interesting. it is upsetting to the extent that people had their personal voice mails listened to end in some cases the leaded. that is over the top. on the other hand, i have to say that a lot of the outrage seems politically motivated. virtually everyone in the press is liberal and they hate him because he is conservative. he is also resented for taking over a lot of companies. i would say that the violations of privacy that apparently took place, as a libertarian i am upset by that, pale in comparison to the ones that take place every day conducted by the u.s. government. who can look into your e-mail, telephone conversations, checking accounts, and no one says anything about it because it is done under the federal rubric of the war on terror. the rest of us sit by and allow it. we should not. if you are offended by what happens in great britain, you ought to be every bit or more offended by your government, which you are paying for, against your will in some cases, is doing the same thing. ho
america and britain is this, that the tightness of the establishment in britain is just -- it's just such a different thing. i lived and worked in london for a number of years and people here can't really get their head around what a small incestuous world it is. a much smaller world where a small city runs, media, all went to one of two colleges and everybody knows each other. in this case, the complicity of the establishment, the political establishment, the journalistic establishment, the law enforcement establishment, hoe they are all in one way or another were in on this is in some ways the bigger story than murdoch himself. it was the culture that created this entire environment. >> exactly. >> chuck, another "time" article. "conspiracy of two." >> we got the wrong guy. >> oh, it's cantor now. >> actually, he's on the other side. >> exactly. so let's talk about what's going on on capitol hill. they're back and forth. we've been saying here, republicans need to step forward with a deal. at the same time, the democrats haven't put a budget together. this is a mess. how does it ge
along in britain with more sort of suggestions that cameron is under pressure today. he is out country. this story not going away. >> dan rivers, we will keep checking with you. seems there are developments in this story every few hours. >> thanks, dan. >>> there has been a major shake-up in the egyptian government. it is not clear whether it is enough to quiet opposition protesters. egypt's prime minister appointing 14 new cabinet ministers to his cabinet while keeping 13 others in place. they will be sworn into office today. former egyptian president hosni mubarak reportedly slipped into a coma yesterday. the hospital's spokesman tells cnn he has since regained consciousness. >>> hours ago general david petraeus performed his last act as commander of nato forces in afghanistan. he handed off authority to the new komd ander john allen. petraeus is retiring from the army at the end of the month. he will be taking over as director of the cia in september. >> that's right. the government not able to pay its bills is looming large they are morning. the clock ticks towards the deadline. 16
on the specifications of the machines bank in london, rupert murdoch has arrived at britain's parliament ahead of his appearance before lawmakers. he will be questioned about the investigation that brought down the newspaper. his son and rebekah brooks are also expected to appear. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> the c-span network -- we provide coverage of politics, public affairs, nonfiction books, and american history. it is all available to you. find our content any time throughout c-span's video library. bringing our resources to your community. is washington, -- it is washington, your way. >> ann coulter has something to say. sunday, august 7, your chance to talk to the new york times best selling author and syndicated columnist. three hours, starting at noon eastern on c-span2. >> "washington journal" continues. host: karen bass, a democrat, representing california's 33rd district. good morning. talk to us about the cut, cap & balance vote today in the house. do you think any democrats will vote for it? guest: frankly, i think it is very, very bad policy. some of the
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mcconnell talk about the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations. earlier, britain and obama nominated richard carter dougherty to head the bureau launching this week. he served as ohio's attorney general in the past. the nominee has to be approved by the senate. from the rose garden at the white house, this is just under 10 minutes. pff>> good afternoon, everybody. it has been almost three years since the financial crisis pulled the economy into a deep recession. and millions of families are still hurting because of it. they're trying to get by on one income instead of two, on fewer shifts at the plant or at the hospital. they're cutting expenses, giving up on a family night out so there's money for groceries. and for a lot of families, things were tough even before the recession. so we've got to get the economy growing faster and make sure that small businesses can hire again, so that an entrepreneur out there can sell a new product, so that the middle class is getting stronger again, and so folks feel confident in their futures and their children's futures. that's why we can't let politics
to 9000. britain has the second-largest contingent emerson no rigid military personnel in the country behind the united states. his announcement follows president obama's decision to reduce american troops but 33,000 by the end of next summer. meanwhile, in afghanistan a charter plane chartered by the u.s. military has crashed into a mountain top. no americans were aboard the plane according to a spokesperson for the u.s. transportation command. we will hear more in afghanistan from general david read this. you can hear this later on c- span radio. nbc reports that mitt romney raise over $18 million in the second quarter, the amount larger than any other gop candidates. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> c-span has launched a new easy to navigate web site for politics in the 2012 presidential campaign. links to c-span media partners in the early primary caucus states. visit us at c-span.org/campaign 2012. >> the supreme court is now available as a standard and enhanced ebook. 11 original c-span interviews with current and retired justices. this new edition incl
checklisted in critical condition. this should not impact commuter trains this morning. >> britain's serious fraud office said it is looking into starting an investigation into phone hacking investigations relating to rupert murdoch's news corp. london's metro commissioner paul stevenson has stepped down over the weekend rebecca brooks the editor of the now defunct news of the world was arrested and released,. >>> the white house is holding out hope a deal can still be reached by the deadline for raising the debt ceiling arrives but congressional leaders and the president are nowhere close to agreeing on how to do it. >>> president obama says he is willing to compromise in debt negotiations but republicans don't see much give in his proposal senate republican leader, mitch mcconnell suggested passing legislation giving the president authority to raise the debt ceiling. >> it says we the congress will not take responsibility or accountability for our own decisions it is a political answer, not a real answer to the problem. >> i am telling you house conservative members, they are not going to
you up to speed. a startling twist in the newspaper scandal gripping great britain. gordon brown said the "london sunday times" obtained his personal records. this happened well before brown became prime minister. the "sunday times" is owned by murdoch who also owns news of the world. >>> a crowd climbed an imbough see fence, but never got in the embassy itself. the military dispersed the mob, but a u.s. official says troops were slow to respond. >>> and then president obama wants to bring order to the government's finances. he says both parties need to take on their sacred cows to get it done in a news conference just this last hour. president obama pressed the republicans to compromise on the no new taxes pledge. >> we have the high-minded pronouncements of how we have to get control of the deficit and how we owe it to our children and grandchildren. well, let's step up. let's do it. i am prepared to do it. i am prepared to take on significant heat from my party to get something done. and i expect the other should be willing to do the same thing if they mean what they say, that this
dish of 200 calories or less. >>> couple of new developments in britain's phone hacking scandal this morning. news corporation owned by rupert murdoch announced it is dropping a bid to buy a broadcasting company after growing opposition from lawmakers. in the meantime, today, prime minister david cameron vowed to investigate whether phone hackers targeted 9/11 victims. >>> thousands turn out in afghanistan for the funeral of ahmed wali karzai. the president went openly during that burial. climbing inside the grave to help move his brother's body at one point. karzai was mureded yesterday by a trusted family guard. on the way to the the funeral two roadside bombs was the target but no one hurt. >>> a second memorial service tonight in michigan for betty ford who died friday at 93 was mourned at funeral services yesterday in palm desert, california. among those attending first ladies rosalynn carter and michelle obama and nancy reagan and former president george w. bush was also there. >>> the national league in the all-star game won for the second year in a row. the brewers princ
business opportunities for britain in africa forced to defend himself for his close relationship with andy coulson. >> no one argued the work he did for government was inappropriate or bad. report very jamie brooks will answer questions tomorrow before a parliamentary committee. jamie: there is an intense search underway. two people are still missing. their boat capsized in lake michigan. 8 people were onboard that vessel at the time. take a look at video of the race. we are told a good samaritan helped rescue six others. they are searching for the two that are still missing. the crew of a competing book notified the coast guard that the sailboat had capsized. bill: some tall bolts there on lake michigan. we'll reach out to the coast guard and bring them on tv. jamie, just a few of the stories watching so far today on america's newsroom. a moment you will see this. free woman or prisoner for life. casey anthony is out of jail. her acquittal and release are raising serious questions. in the end, where did she go? no one knows. jamie: did democrats stall the debt debate on purpose? not a lot
faces the investigative news in britain, critical mass to look into murdoch's companies in the u.s. several lawmakers are calling for investigations into whether murdoch's tabloids hacked the phones of americans. powerful senator jay rockefeller is leading that charge. he's especially concerned over reports that 9/11 victims' phones were rockefeller is lead charge. he is concerned over reports that 9/11 victims were hacked, and his bet is that they will catch criminal stuff. >> you know the federal agencies will be going after this very hard, and we will, too. i mean, this is a -- it's really repugnant, you know, that one man can control so many. >> do you have specific information that americans -- that 9/11 victims had their phones hacked? >> we will find out. >> two victims of 9/11 families are participating. the daily mirror asserted appear new york private investigator said he was asked by news of the world journalists to hack victim's phones but turned down the job. it's not clear if the journalists were after phone records of american or british victims or both. owner of s
before britain's parliament. >> is everything so far enough to turn the tide of public opinion? >> it's not. so far it's been too little, too late, and too defensive. >> reporter: crisis management expert richard levich has handled crisis management. but he and others said since it took two weeks to issue the apologies was disastrous. >> it's extraordinary to me that a company that has been so good down the years at trading in public opinion, which is what they do, they've got it so wrong every step of the way. >> it appears murdoch himself may not be feeling the blood. his damage control may be ratcheting up. he's hired the world's largest pr firm, offices in more than 50 cities, including this building here in washington. part of what looks to be a dream team he's building for a public and legal counteroffensive. he's hired famed attorney brendan sullivan to handle legal matters in the u.s. former justice department official and new york schools chief joel kline will lead the internal investigation. still a tough road back in public opinion for a man who levich says spent 40 years i
are back at home in britain after a whirlwind 9-day visit to canada and the united states. the nutly weds wrappinging up their travels in california over the weekend, taking part in a polo match, among other events over the weekend. >> catherine and i have had a busy few days, so the prospect of being able to let loose this afternoon is wonderful for me. that's what the sport is all about, be it polo, football, soccer. or whatever your preferred sport is. >> well, for more on the royal couple's weekend here in the united states, let's go live to bob decs -- decastro from kttv. we saw the video and it looked like a whole lot of celebrities off and oning over them. how was the trip? >> well, the 2 1/2 day visit went out a hitch. this was really well orchestrated. as you said, they did everything, they hobnobbed with celebrities, walked the red carpet, there was an event on saturday night, the british film and television event where they talked about collaborating with hollywood and there they rubbed elbows with a list celebrity the, tom hanks, jennifer lopez, barbra streisand, nicole kidman
. a new york welcome. >> welcome home. >> nice life. >> the slap heard across the world as for britain's parliament, the getting to the bottom of the phone hacking scandal, they've gone on summer recess. but it isn't over for rupert murdoch by a long shot. >> the long-term effects are difficult to see, mistakes were made. it cost him a lot of money. >> reporter: it may cost hem a lot more. the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for a reform of news corp. but their support from the biggest inside investor, a saudi prince, who owns 7% of news corp. he said the company remaybes, get, a valuable and long-term investment. as to the glimpse to the murdoch marriage provided by the leak, a interview on chinese tv revealed more on how they met. >> she interpreted more for me as we went around china. who wouldn't fall in love with a beautiful woman like that. >> murdoch's marriage grabbed the headline but no one is under any illusion that the substance hasn't changed. the empire is threatened by the deepening british investigation. natalie? >> just the beginning of all of the questions. mar
another royal wedding in britain. the queen's eldest granddaughter is getting married this weekend in what's sure to be a more down to earth affair than the last one we saw. we'll have the latest on the ceremony from scot land. >>> and we have one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a huge summer concert. journey will be live on our plaza a little later on. >> a lot to get to, but let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis and its impact on wall street. cn cnbc's melissa francis is watching the markets. good morning. apparently the markets do not like cliffhangers. >> no, absolutely not. traders are saying this morning it's time to consider the unthinkable, and that's that a deal in washington may not coming to. we saw the dow drop right out of the gate this morning. all through this crisis i've been talking to investors and ceos across the country and they've said they're not worried about it, a deal will come together at the last minute. when i skds, what's your contingency plan, most have said, i don't have one. now we're down to crunch time and the market is getting ner
opposed to obamacare because i lived under national health in britain for three years and i know what happens. eu end up with a ration care. this last saturday on my program i had a nurse practitioner call in from arkansas who said that already they are being turned down for treatments. they request treatment and are being turned down under medicare because the person is terminal. since they are terminal, the treatment is not worth giving. they suffer and die. there is a woman going blind and that she cannot get treatment for her element that is causing her to go blind, because she is terminal. dr. berwick, put in a recess appointment ito be the head of medicare, is it in a love affair with the british system. they deny people 59.5 because it is not a good investment. even president obama said it was perhaps not the best use of resources to give his grandmother and a hip replacement after she was diagnosed with terminal ccer. i guess she could hobble around in panama she was dying of cancer. that is a -- not the kindh -- whilee around in pain b she was dying of cancer. that is not the
britain's largest paper. one of rupert murdock's people is going to test. brooks was released on bail after being arrested over the weekend. she was heading the news corp. media division when she stepped down. she turned herself in and is cooperating with police but continues to deny any wrong doing. late last night, london's police commissioner abruptly resigned. the head of police there. paul stevenson announcing he's leaving his post that his unit they are investigating was corrupt. had close ties with news international's now defunct news of the world. pat, i want to invite you in on this. where does this go? it's clear how cozy the relationship was between the politicians and the media. >> right now, it's going up to james murdock. quite frankly, people are going to seize upon this. it's a disaster in england. there was a bribery scandal. the head of scotland yard is going to resign. i think they are going to try to bring it to the united states. i don't know that anything has been done here. somebody might have hacked into the 9/11 folks. i don't think the wall street journal ha
don't think we have gotten to the bottom of this deal that great britain and scotland signed off on. i think the united states in a wink, signed off as well. it's a disgrace. >> it hasn't smelled right since then. he's still up and around. let's turn to sports now. i know you watched the end of the game. you were up late. >> i did. >> a wild night in atlanta. the ninth inning. a guy on third. great call from the dugout as the braves pitch out and catch mike mchenry at third. they sniff out the squeeze. extra innings. bases loaded in the 12th. in the 16th now. pittsburgh rips it down the line. look at the rookie. a nice leaping catch there. a couple pirates screaming for an end. way past their bedtime. a base hit wins it for atlanta. nice play. we are tied at three. 19th inning, folks getting a little strange. they are all the beer cups he could find at turner field. here is the play at the plate. julio tries to score. it appears he's out by five feet. he never touched the plate. >> oh, my god! >> the umpire calls him safe. safe. >> he wants to go home. >> he wanted to get back to the h
of journalism that has rocked britain and captured the attention of much of the world so while, you know, rupert murdoch and to some lesser extent his son james didn't give much up here in thames of knowing about about seemingly anything going on in their corporation, they are also on trial in the court of public opinion and there, i think, rupert murdoch not only said that he wasn't responsible. he defended rebekah brooks. he defended les hinton, the former dow jones ceo who also resigned last friday, and he said he had been betrayed by unname other employees. it was not overall an impressive performance. >> we mo this has to be costing news corp. millions. how much of a liability is it to keep rupert murdoch where he is right now? >> i don't know if the liability is to rupert murdoch but it is his leadership. i think he has to stay and use others as a human shield for as long as he can. he's been a liability in many ways if you look at the value of property for so many years. but when is news corporation going to get out and do the top to bottom investigation not just of their british publicat
in great britain. >>> prime minister david cameron is expected to meet milly dowler's family today, the girl kidnapped and murdered back in 2002. her parents are suing murdoch's paper "news of the world" over allegations that her phone was hacked and her voice mails deleted giving her parents the false hope she was deleting the voice mails, meaning she was still alive. but the scandal getting bigger by the minute. dan rivers will join us live from london at 6:40 eastern with the update. >>> to politics and the high stakes stalemate over increasing the nation's debt limit. the clock is ticking. we're now just 21 days from an august 2nd deadline to avoid a disastrous government default. president obama and congressional leaders from both parties will meet again this afternoon after nearly two-hour session at the white house yesterday. the president upping the ante in the debt showdown saying without a deal, millions of seniors and veterans might not receive their benefit checks. republicans call that a scare tactic. meantime the senate's top republican floated a backup plan that woul
editor of news of the world and the first woman to run britain's biggest newspaper, shannon. finally, all of this, brooks has not been charged yet but all of this dose complicate matters intensely because she along with rupert murdoch and her son james are all set to testify before a parliamentary select committee this tuesday. that is the latest from london. back to you, shannon. >> shannon: amy kellogg,ing thank you very much. this is a fox news alert. egyptian state television says former president hosni mubarak is now in a coma. mubarak was strong armed out of office after the february uprisings that helped kick off the arab spring. all i know so far, the president is in a full coma. we will continue to try to gather more information on that and bring you the news as we get it. >>> iowa's governor says it is very likely texas governor rick perry will run for president. governor branstad says he gets the impression perry is likely to run. the hawkeye state holds the first in the nation presidential caucus in february of 2012. >>> businessman herman cain says a better business climate i
the government is ignoring is the fact that our power grid is ready to go down in 10 years or less. great britain is out one year or less. if that power system goes down, those systems you have built up will not be able to operate. people will lose food. stores will lose food. restaurants will lose food. this happened in world war ii when hitler was in power. they rationed power at 3 days a week. you could not keep food in your refrigerator to last. it is my understanding it would take $1 billion to correct this problem. think of the job creation it would create. guest: great point. there are probably a lot of projects like that to be addressed. the first thing is we have to get a pathway to balance. if we do not do that, we do not have money to do anything. your point is to have congress did into the issues, determine priorities. then let them determine the spending that needs to take place for long-term sustainability of our economy, services, and country. host: bruce cook, the tea party has increased your ideas. guest: we are bipartisan. tosuppaccept anyone who wants support this. i was at a b
's split down the middle. in london, though, and in great britain, who reviles him? we are hearing tony blare, after he has labor meetings, gordon brown's wife had slumber parties with murdock's wife. >> hello. sleep, so to sleep, with rupert murdock. >> a great story is the institution that brought down the allegations is the guardian newspaper. they have no skin in the game and go directly to the heart of the scandal and build facts and establish the case that this was a widespread culture of hacking. the politicians were on the sidelines. police on the sidelines. the newspaper, the media is the one who could crack it open. >> the collusion between all sides is not journalism. >> what you get now is a great irony. the murdock papers have used all kinds of witch hunting techniques to go after enemies, political op opposition and celebrities. he's become a witch hunt, not to say that there is plenty of real, legitimate inquiry into the journalistic activities he is responsible for the culture and maybe some of the criminality as well. there's obviously a cover up that's been ongoing and
at least seven others. outrage from britain over this video shown on libyan state television. it was taken at a pro gadhafi rally. the man in the wheelchair is a man convicted in the 1988 bombing of pan am flight 103 over lockerbie, scotland. he was released from a scott turn prison in 2009 on compassionate grounds when doctors said he didn't have long to live. today that medical advice was called "worthless "and his release a great mistake. the recently merged continental and united airlines had to cancel so many flights today because of so many pilots calling in sick. the mysterious epidemic comes as contract negotiations with the pilots union drags on. jeopardy host alex trebek was hurt while chasing a burglar out of his san francisco hotel room. he ruptured his achilles tendon while trying to catch the cull print. lucinda moyers is charged with burglary and receiving stolen property. do you know how old alex trebek is? >> no. how old? >> 71. >> that old? really? he looks great. >> well, he's a crime-fighting dude. >> i can't say the same for the mug shot of that woman. >> looks like li
of buzz in the papers. and it involves another relationship with the mom of a slain girl in britain? >> yeah, it does. this stuff continues to drip out. sarah pane was the mother of a murdered british girl and it turns out now that her phone was targeted by a private investigator who was working for the news of the world which as you know has been closed down with this whole crisis that has happened over the phone hacking scandal. sarah became a pretty prominent activist after her daughter was murdered. she's saying she can't believe that this has happened and in the very last edition of news of the world, she actually even wrote a column for them and said amid all the criticism, news of the world has been a force for good. the police have confirmed that she was a target of phone hacking. she also had a very close relationship with rebekah brooks, former editor of "news of the world" and former executive of news enter natiint. the yardi guardian newspaper reads fresh test for friendship. it says one woman was an ambitious young tabloid editor, the other a grieving mother who had jus
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